Sunday, January 24, 2010

2010 - starts w/a question...

Once again, I/we begin this year aiming for 100 (or more!) miles logged on our bike(s)! I'm excited for this year...maybe it's just the January thaw we are having but I feel like I'm really going to take this challenge seriously this time. The other day I was at the gym and all those New Year's resolution people were there, which meant very few of the cardio machines were available. I saw an open bike, and I thought, "You know what? I do a bunch of biking outside, and I really do want to focus on that this summer, so why not? Why not hop on one of the stationary bikes?" I did 2 miles on that thing and it wasn't as bad as I thought! Mostly I closed my eyes and listened to my music, pretending I was somewhere else. But as I wiped the machine down, I wondered if those miles would count for my yearly goal? What's your vote? Should they count? Or is it lame, since they were on the stationary bike? I will tell you that I had the resistance set at 5 the whole time, don't know if that helps. I didn't choose a program or whatever, but I may do that next time, b/c then it simulates hills and whatnot. No matter what you/I decide, I think I will still log the miles here...

2 comments:

Liz said...

I'd vote for giving yourself a *separate* goal for stationary biking. i.e. 100 miles this summer in the nicer weather, and maybe 50/75/another 100 of stationary biking?

*shrugs* The dynamics are so different - plus, I'm presuming you based your 100 mile goal on the idea of only being able to bike for so many months out of the year ... Or change your goal into a monthly combination goal? (i.e. on average a mile a day? ... 28 miles in February, 31 in July, etc.)

amy said...

I say it counts! Then if you get too your goal too fast (say.. before summer even starts) then just add miles to your goal. Outdoors, I bet you hit 100 miles pretty quickly.